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Sessions are typically photographed within a 40-mile radius of 15010. Lots of my sessions take place in the Downtown Pittsburgh area, but others are in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. If you have a certain style, I can easily help to suggest a location that would suit the look you envision for your engagement photos. I have lots of experience with locations around our area!

Additionally, some couples choose to photograph their engagement session in a location that has sentimental value for them, whether that be their favorite park or their own home. I’m always open to hear more about locations that mean a lot to your relationship and how we can work them into your engagement session vision.
Yep! Sessions are typically 60-90 minutes, so however we use that time is good with me! If we are doing two locations, we will start at the first, plan driving time to the next, and conclude at your second choice. Often, which location we start with depends on the light of the day and the style you’re interested in capturing. Couples who wish to have dusk photos in the city can talk with me about timing so tat we hit that perfect light.

Also, having two locations makes a great break in the session for a change of outfits.
Yes! If you’d like to wear two outfits, that is great and offers some good variety to your gallery. I always suggest that you start with your least-favorite of the two, and then you can change into your favorite choice once you are ‘warmed up’ to taking photos.

You will need to change in your vehicle or local area restaurant/hotel restroom. Do not bring your change of clothes in a bag as we walk around for the first part of your session. Leave them in your vehicle.

I won’t say no! The key thing is that you need a little heavier makeup for it to show up on camera. Also, lots of my couples use their engagement session as a way to do a trial run with their hair/makeup team. It’s a win-win!
If it’s going to rain. Otherwise, we can photograph your session. The rain will damage my gear, but an overcast day still can make for great photos. Look at the images in my engagement gallery and see if you’re drawn to anything specific. I always prefer sun and more sun, so if you’re drawn to extremely sunny / back-lit images in my gallery we should really aim for a sunny day if possible and even consider rescheduling with an overcast look (easier said than done in Pittsburgh!)
Most often, I choose with my couples a session date and a backup session date and put both on the calendar. If you’d like to reschedule from the initial date, you get to move to your backup date with no problem. Ideally we only would have to do this once if necessary.

Rescheduling sessions is not done until a day prior to the session. Don’t look at the weather a week in advance. In Pittsburgh it changes way too often!
Yes - this is my job! I will walk you through posing and give you poses that are more ‘traditional’ as well as poses that produce more candid reactions. I like to mix it up and give you variety, so that you can see what you’re drawn to in the gallery once it is delivered.
Engagement galleries are typically delivered 2-3 weeks after the session.
Images are delivered via a link to a private, online gallery. Images are in high-resolution format with no watermarks. You can download the images and have the rights to print.
You have the digital rights to print, so you can wallpaper your house in your photos, give them as gifts, share on social media (with credit of course). You name it!
Professional-quality prints are available directly through the private gallery link. They are printed with my pro-lab and shipped directly to you.
Yes. I take a handful of engagement-only couples throughout the year. Sessions for non-wedding couples are $800. Sessions for wedding couples are $650.
All of my reservations are completed through a simple online link and contract signing. 50% of the session fee is due at reservation, and the remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to your session date. Checks, cash, and cards are all accepted.